On Cloudflare website it says flexible SSL “should only be used as a last resort if you are not able to setup SSL on your own web server. Be aware it can cause issues when you decide to switch away from it: How do I fix the infinite redirect loop.”
But it doesn’t detail what issues it can cause when you switch away from flexible SSL. Does anyone know what the issues are ?
And I am having the common redirect loop issue despite having the ‘Always use HTTPS’ rule setup & ‘Automatic HTTPS rewrites’ enabled. (My pages do load but cannot be tested on gtmetrix - always says ‘redirect loop detected’.
So I’m wondering if this flexible SSL setup is even worth dealing with. It’s supposed to be not actually secure but just looks good to visitors & may give a small seo boost. But free SSL is good and the only personal info my site might collect is email. So maybe it’s a suitable longterm solution ? But I’d like to know what kind of issues can arise should I ever need to switch away from flexible SSL.
Any suggestions or info appreciated, thanks.